At the risk of showing our age, Shaun Cassidy may or may not have been our first crush and we may or may not have written our one and only ever fan letter to him (which was never responded to, not even with an autosigned glossy photo). Although, we can safely say that way were most definitely way younger than his actual teen demographic.
]]>Oprah Winfrey‘s final season and she can do whatever she wants — she is Oprah, after all — she decided to devote Thursday’s (Nov. 4) episode to teen heartthrobs of yesteryear. So, basically, it was an excuse for her to meet her teen crush, Jackie Jackson (Michael’s brother and member of the Jackson 5), but she did include Cassidy, the Backstreet Boys and Peter Frampton as well. What, no *N Sync, New Kids on the Block or Justin Bieber? Anyway, back to Cassidy. “You have this special connection with someone if you’re their first record or their first concert or their first poster or whatever it is,” he tells Oprah. “And I see the look. A 42-year-old woman will walk up to me and I see this beautiful little 9-year-old girl emerge in her eyes. I do. And it’s so touching.” Then he played a medley of some of his most popular songs, including “That’s Rock and Roll,” “Hey Deanie” and “Da Doo Ron Ron.” Ah, the 70s. A simpler time. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news